New York State will kick off the state’s first-ever Forestry and Wood Products Summit to advance growth of the $23 billion forest products industry. Industry partners and members of the Wood Products Development Council will discuss strategies and opportunities for growing the state’s forest products businesses, which are a major part of the state’s economy and environmental conservation efforts.
Approximately one-third of New York’s forest industry sector is based in the Southern Tier, with nearly $7 billion dollars in economic output. Summit will be preceded by a tour of a lumber mill in Owego.
Thursday, October 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
***Press Tour of Wagner Lumber in Owego begins at 10:30 a.m.***
***Summit begins at 1 p.m.***
Broome County Regional Farmers Market, 840 Front Street, Binghamton
*** Preceded by tour at Wagner Lumber, 4060 Gaskill Rd., Owego. ***
WHO: State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Senator Thomas O’Mara Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Members of the Wood Products Development Council